Instagram to hide likes counter as soon as next week

According to Cardi, this was a missed opportunity for Instagram, claiming there are much bigger problems plaguing the platform than likes, namely comments.

Mosseri went on to tweet that he is looking forward to getting feedback from users as the change rolls out to a select number of accounts in the coming days - and Instagram influencers might have one or two points to make. The Facebook-owned platform has announced that it will test the hiding like counts in the United States starting next week.

Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, said at the Wired25 conference that the social media service will expand the test to the United States next week for some users.

The photo sharing tech-giant hopes to "depressurize" the platform, and "make it less of a competition", Mosseri said. "I see a lot of people dedicate they time into sayin' some of the craziest, most absurd shit on comments, just for likes and comments back".

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Instagram has been hiding the post like counts to a small set of users in countries like Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. We're expanding those tests to include a small portion of people in the United States next week.

Instagram will finally begin hiding like counts for users in the USA as soon as next week. But now, Adam Mosseri, the company's CEO announced they would be extending this feature to a handful of users in the US.

In recent years, social media companies have come under fire for not only aiding the spread of false information but also for contributing to technology addiction.

- Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) November 9, 2019WATCH: Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announces that the platform will start hiding likes for USA audiences starting next week.

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